Caricature d'AREND VAN DAM, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM
mardi 20 juin 2017
lundi 19 juin 2017
Chronique dans "Radio-Canada cet après-midi": Donald Trump gazouille toujours, relations avec Cuba et entrevue de Megyn kelly avec Alex Jones
"Thus, in contrast to Obama’s image as a religious man, Garrow tells us that even in Hyde Park he visited Jeremiah Wright’s controversial Trinity Church irregularly and, as far as his Chicago friends could see, he “did not have a religious bone in his body.” Most of us think of Obama’s progressive bona fides on social issues like gay rights as beyond reproach, but Garrow documents ever-shifting stands on same-sex marriage, depending on the political moment. During the 2008 campaign, Obama famously defused questions about the domestic terrorist Bill Ayers by calling him “a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago, who I know,” but Garrow shows the relationship to have been closer than the candidate let on. (Obviously no one should hold Obama responsible for Ayers’ despicable deeds four decades earlier. The real outrage was what Chicago Magazine called the “widespread willingness” by Chicago intellectual society “to disregard” the violent pasts of Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, who was the more famous of the pair until 2008.)"
vendredi 16 juin 2017
Chronique dans "Québec aujourd'hui" sur les ondes de BLVD 102,1: suivi de l'enquête du Sénat et fusillade au match de baseball du Congrès
Caricature de BOB ENGLEHART, CAGLECARTOONS.COM
Si je crois que les propos et comportements de Donald Trump ont contribué à encourager les gestes et propos violents, il faut également préciser que dans les deux derniers jours son attitude est à la hauteur. Assistera-t-on à un changement durable? Si on s'en remet à l'étude de phénomènes similaires dans le passé, la "trêve" chez les politiciens risque d'être bien courte hélas...
"As Trump’s No. 2 and as head of the transition team, Pence has increasingly found himself drawn into the widening Russia investigation.
Pence — along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Kushner, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House Counsel Donald McGahn — was one of the small group of senior advisers the president consulted as he mulled his decision to fire Comey, which is now a focus of Mueller’s investigation.
He also was entangled in the events leading up to the dismissal of Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, who originally misled Pence about his contact with Russian officials — incorrect claims that Pence himself then repeated publicly.
The vice president was kept in the dark for nearly two weeks about Flynn’s misstatements, before learning the truth in a Post report. Trump ultimately fired Flynn for misleading the vice president."
lundi 12 juin 2017
"In ancient Greek society, an idiotes was a layperson who lacked professional skills. The idiot contributed nothing to public life or the common good. His existence depended on the skill and labor of others; he was a leech sucking the lifeblood from the social body. Related to this, idiocy (from the root idios, “one’s own”) was the state of a private or self-centered person. This contrasted with the status of the public citizen, or polites, such that to be an idiot was to be withdrawn, isolated and selfish, to not participate in the public, political life of the city-state. In Greek society, the condition of idiocy was seen as peculiar and strange (a meaning that is retained in the English word “idiosyncratic”); thus “idiot” was a term of reproach and disdain."
Chronique dans "Radio-Canada cet après-midi": encore un dure semaine pour l'administration Trump et désir d'annexion de Porto Rico
La chronique à 17h19 sur l'audio fil du 12 juin:http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/radio-canada-cet-apres-midi
Caricature de WOLVERTON, CAGLE CARTOONS
Wolverton s'intéresse aux deux buttes surnommées "Bear Ears" que les habitants de l'Utah aimeraient protéger. Si Barack Obama réfléchissait à la possibilité de faire du site un monument national, le Secrétaire à l'intérieur de Donald Trump, Ryan Zinke, envisage d'autres options.
vendredi 9 juin 2017
"A young senator who cut a high profile and took international trips early in their tenure would have been called “show horse” in the past, but high levels of impatience and fear among Democrats have speeded up the traditional timeline, he said.
“It’s the combination of being from the most progressive state in the country — but she’s not throwing darts or tweetstorms. She’s doing it in a responsible way that’s steeped in the law,’’ says Democratic strategist Laura Capps. “All eyes are on her to be a national leader, and she’s living up to it, so far. She’s fulfilling expectations for her natural ability.’”
Bebitch Jeffe says that Harris faces particular pressure to perform because she “is perceived as a part of this new generation of leadership." As a senator of African-American and Indian-American heritage, "she is a woman of color, a diverse ethnicity,’’ and one with powerful friends like former President Barack Obama, who enthusiastically endorsed her Senate bid, she noted."
Chronique dans "Québec aujourd'hui" sur les ondes de BLVD 102,1: retour sur le témoignage de James Comey
jeudi 8 juin 2017
"The President also never told Mr. Comey, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty” in form or substance. Of course, the Office of the President is entitled to expect loyalty from those who are serving in an administration, and, from before this President took office to this day, it is overwhelmingly clear that there have been and continue to be those in government who are actively attempting to undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications."
“The president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I’d better hope there are not tapes,” Comey said. That made the ex-FBI director think any such tapes would back up his account of Trump’s improper statements, so he said he asked a friend of his to share a memo he had written about the February conversation with a reporter.
“I thought it might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Comey said.
Asked by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) why he felt he had the authority to do that, Comey replied: “As a private citizen, I felt free to share that. I thought it was very important to get it out.”
"But let’s take a real step back to the very beginning: Last summer and fall, a hostile foreign power used hackers to try to get a candidate, Donald Trump, elected. The F.B.I. determined there was sufficient evidence that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in this effort to open an investigation, which continues to this day. The president asked Comey, then the F.B.I. director, to pledge his loyalty and to shut down one part of the investigation. When the director didn’t comply, he was fired. And the intelligence committee hearing on all of this proceeded like it was just another partisan fight about tax cuts. The word “surreal” comes to mind."
Caricature de NATE BEELER, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Beeler reprend la formule utilisée par Donald Trump dans sa requête auprès de James Comey lors de leur première rencontre à la Maison Blanche. À ses yeux l'enquête sur Michael Flynn constituait un nuage sur sa présidence
mercredi 7 juin 2017